Gulland Rock has done all his winning over shorter trips so far, including his latest over 7f at Kempton in March. Samphire Coast is having only his second start on Turf having won at Chelmsford last month while King Oswald went close at Haydock recently but has just the one win in 18 attempts. Ross Raith Rover has every chance on the back of finishing a close-up third here but RUSTIQUE (NAP) gets the nod to come out best now back on a winning mark having won twice at the track last season.
Gulland Rock 16-1 (9-3) Led until over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, stayed on well, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Art Echo (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Athollblair Boy (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Art Echo (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Castle Talbot (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, behind, outpaced 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 10, 6 1/2l behind Cape Crystal (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Ross Raith Rover 7-2 (9-3) Tracked winner, outpaced over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 3rd of 8, 1/4l behind Phosphorescence (9-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Tommy's Secret 9-2 (9-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 5 3/4l behind Candesta (9-4) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Samphire Coast 5-1 (9-5) Reared start, slowly away, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Apr beating Hannington (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Rustique 4-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and joined over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 1 1/4l behind Anastazia (9-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp (6) gf in May.
Langham 7-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 5 1/4l behind Spinwheel (8-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Feb.
King Oswald (USA) 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind La Celebs Ville (9-6) at Haydock 1m hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Lemon Thyme 28-1 (9-4) Led, headed over 7f out, prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 13 3/4l behind Voice of A Leader (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
Mulled Wine 6-1 (9-4) Keen held up, short of room over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, headway inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 4l behind Whispered Kiss (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Apr.